Land-use planning and territorial dynamics in the implementation of the peace agreements
The exploratory project: “Land-use planning and territorial dynamics of the implementation of the peace agreements”, led by Universidad Externado de Colombia and financed by Instituto CAPAZ will continue its activities in 2017 with the organisation of a number of events aimed at integrating the academic sector with the experts that work in territorial entities, and representatives of the civil sector and of the government.
So far this year, two discussions have been organised by the Diploma Course in Geography, Cadastre and Land-use Planning for Peace; the Geography Program at Universidad Externado; la Critical Geographies in Latin America Network (GeoRaizAl) and the Colombian Association of Urban and Regional Researchers.
The first discussion, “towards land-use planning for peace in the Macarena region”, which took place on the 31st of August 2017, included the participation of Juan Carlos Clavijo Flórez and experts in environmental topics; Rodrigo Botero, Director of the Foundation for Conservation and Sustainable Development; William Betancur, President of AGROGÜEJAR; Ángel Torres, rural leader of Ascal-G; and Víctor Moreno, Vice President of CORPOAMEN. The guests discussed the social and environmental conflicts in the Colombian Macarena region, the role of social organisations and the application of the Comprehensive rural reforms of the peace agreement in the region.
The second discussion “Cadastre and land-use planning in Colombia” took place on the 29th of September and included the participation of speakers such as: Clare Galpin, of the French Order of Licensed Surveyors (OGE) and Surveyors without Borders (GSF); Ingrid Cifuentes from there Agustín Codazzi Geographical Institute (IGAC); Luis Fernando Barreto, cadastral engineer and Geodesist; Diego García, executive director of the Administrative Region for Special Planning (RAPE) of the central region; Ricardo López, Director of Corpoboyacá; and Camilo Bello of the Cundinamarca Regional Autonomous Corporation (CAR). The guests shared their experiences of land-use and environmental planning in Colombia’s current situation.
The main goal of the “Land-use planning and territorial dynamics of the implementation of the peace agreements” projects is to draw up an educational and participatory map of the territorial dynamics of the implementation of the peace agreement at national, regional, and local scales. Organised discussions facilitate and promote the exchange of ideas for the design and implementation of a tool to monitor the spatial and territorial dynamics of the process associated to the implementation of the peace agreement between the government and the FARC-EP.